Within this thin volume of poetry, one will find the everyday musings of New Mexico author John L. Thompson. Thompson has often been described as a fresh and upcoming voice in the fields of horror, sci-fi and crime noir fiction but he has a passion for the free-verse poetry styles that are prevalent in today's modern literature. Thompson explores the elements that surrounds him in everyday life from old lost friends to past employments and into current political themes. His passion for history and heritage is also evident in some of his poetry pieces. He has a strong connection with the New Mexico outdoors and often writes of some of the things he has found in the vast open lands in the Land of Enchantment.
Mellow Summers has already solved one murder mystery when she met the ghost Rachel. But now that Rachel has gone, Mellow hopes to continue with a normal life. But normal is not in her future. One night Timothy shows up claiming to have been murdered. Now Mellow must help another ghost solve a mystery. At the same time, various businesses have experienced thefts of small, but valuable items. Even the Candle Shoppe is a victim. In investigating Timothy's murder and the many thefts, Mellow is led to the dreaded and haunted Pen Mill's Estate. Can she solve both mysteries before she gets scared out of her wits?
Three Nails tells the story of a man whose life is shatter by the death of his son. Month by month, from August to June, we are taken on a journey of pain, healing and redemption. The effects of a tragic accident send a wave of change through a family, a marriage and a career. It's the story of a teacher whose daily interaction with colleagues and students act as a magnifying glass on his troubled soul. Just a dawn follows the darkness the return of a prodigal child brings healing in an unexpected way. James 1:12 assures us, "Blessed is the man who perseveres under trial, because when he has stood the test, he will receive the crown of life that God has promised to those who love him." Sometimes all of our hurts can be as simple as three nails.
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